New Products: Information Technology for Engineering Firms


• Bentley Systems, Exton, Pa., has introduced the XM Edition of its flagship MicroStation V8 platform. The new edition is now available as a beta release to all Bentley SELECT subscribers. The comprehensive platform spans 2-D drafting, 3-D modeling, change management, digital security, visualization and animation. New features include structured workflow and content, as well as updated GUI and 3-D in PDF. For more information, click here .

And to register for Bentley’s 2006 BE Conference , to be held in Charlotte, N.C.May 21-25, click here .

• Level 5 Networking, Sunnyvale, Calif., has introduced what it says is the first product fully compatible with the Ethernet standard and which allows network processors to communicate with each other at EtherFabric Network Interface Card is also said to offer a latency speed in sub-10 microseconds, compared to the common 50 microseconds. For more information, click here .

Beginning AutoCAD 2005 by Bob McFarlane offers in-depth coverage of 2-D design and step-by-step, detailed exploration of the AutoCAD functions required at each stage of producing a 2-D drawing. For more information, click here .

• Geomate, San Jose, Calif., has introduced a suite of programs applicable to several engineering disciplines, including HVAC design. One program is intended for engineers who perform geometry-dependent calculations and make geometry-dependent design and engineering decisions. Another is for “what if?” engineering challenges. For more information, click here .

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